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The HEBA Greek All-Star Game, also known as the EKO Greek All Star Game for sponsorship reasons, is the All Star Game of the HEBA (Greek: ΕΣΑΚΕ) Greek professional basketball association for men. It was founded and organized by Gus Sarianides. The men's all star game is played in a format that is the Greek All Stars, versus the Rest of the World All Stars. There is also a men's slam dunk competition, and a men's 3-point shootout competition. The all star weekend also features a game between under age 22 players and senior age players (players that are retired professionals), called the Rising Stars versus the All Time Stars.

HEBA All Star Game
HEBA All Star Game Logo.jpg
ΕΣΑΚΕ All Star Game
SportBasketball
Founded1991
Country Greece
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Official websiteEsake.gr/AllStar

Finally, there are also youth 3-point shootout and youth slam dunk competitions, for the age 22 and under players. The all star weekend previously featured an age 20 and under all star game, called the Hopes or Youth All Star Game.

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FormatEdit

Players from the professional top-tier level Greek Basket League, the professional 2nd-tier level Greek A2 Basket League, and the Greek lower level divisions, are eligible to compete at the All Star Game's weekend festivities. Normally, only players from the top-tier level Greek Basket League are eligible to compete in the men's all star game. However, sometimes players from lower level divisions can also play in the men's all star game, if they are selected on all star day, during the all star weekend festivities, as special participants by the coaches of the game, to play in the all star game.

Such players however, are not considered to be all-star selections, because they are not officially chosen to be all stars, and because they do not actually play in the top-tier level Greek Basket League, from which the actual all star selections are chosen. However, players from the lower-tier level Greek divisions can participate in the men's slam dunk and men's 3 point shootout contests.

LogosEdit

HistoryEdit

The Greek All Star Game was held for the first time on December 31, 1991, and in that first game, "The Rest of the World All Stars" defeated "The Greek All Stars", by a score of 133–122. Over the next seven all star games, the format was "The European All Stars" versus "The American All Stars". From 2001 until now, the format has been the same as the original all star game was, The Greek All Stars versus The Rest of the World All Stars. Also, since 2001, the Greek All-Star Game is held annually in various cities in Greece, which is in contrast to the early years of the all star game, when most of the games were held at either the Peace and Friendship Stadium, or Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall arenas in Athens.

All Star Game resultsEdit

[1]

Season
Date
Winners Losers Score Arena Location MVP
Team
1991–92
12/31/91
Rest of the World
All Stars
Greek
All Stars
133–122
1992–93
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
1993–94
4/10/94
American
All Stars
European
All Stars
115–104
1994–95
12/22/94
European
All Stars
American
All Stars
94–88
1995–96
1/6/96
American
All Stars
European
All Stars
124–113
1996–97
12/14/96
European
All Stars
American
All Stars
83–75
1997–98
11/22/97
European
All Stars
American
All Stars
127–108
1998–99
11/21/98
European
All Stars
American
All Stars
124–114
1999–00
11/20/99
American
All Stars
European
All Stars
119–118
2000–01
1/20/01
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
86–85
2001–02
2/16/02
Rest of the World
All Stars
Greek
All Stars
126–125
Dimitris Krachtidis Indoor Hall
2002–03
3/30/03
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
115–110
Tasos Kambouris Hall
2003–04
3/28/04
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
102–89
Nea Ionia Indoor Hall
2004–05
4/10/05
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
77–76
2005–06
2/26/06
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
97–97
(tie)
2006–07
2/4/07
Rest of the World
All Stars
Greek
All Stars
99–87
2007–08
4/12/08
Rest of the World
All Stars
Greek
All Stars
111–101
Amaliada Indoor Hall
2008–09
3/15/09
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
127–93
2009–10
3/14/10
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
147–114
2010–11
3/13/11
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
141–122
Giorgos Vassilakopoulos Indoor Hall
2011–12
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2012–13
3/10/13
Rest of the World
All Stars
Greek
All Stars
131–125
2013–14
3/9/14
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
123–122
2014–15
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2015–16
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2016–17
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2017–18
2/11/18
Rest of the World
All Stars
Greek
All Stars
144–137
2018–19
2/10/19
Greek
All Stars
Rest of the World
All Stars
149–146

Slam Dunk Contest winnersEdit

[2]

Season Slam Dunk Champion Team
1991–92   John Hudson Panionios
1992–93
Not Held
Not Held
1993–94   Henry Turner Panionios
1994–95   Chris King Aris
1995–96   Lawrence Funderburke PAOK
1996–97   Harold Ellis Apollon Patras
1997–98   Antonio Harvey Panionios
1998–99   Antonio Harvey (2×) Irakleio
1999–00   Henry Turner (2×) Maroussi
2000–01   Dimitrios Papanikolaou Olympiacos
2001–02   Ryan Lorthridge KAOD
2002–03   Tyrone Nesby Olympia Larissa
2003–04   Kasib Powell PAOK
2004–05   Toby Bailey AEK Athens
2005–06   Michael Paragyios Ilysiakos
2006–07   Georgios Printezis Olympia Larissa
2007–08   Qyntel Woods Olympiacos
2008–09   Will Daniels Kavala
2009–10   Lance Harris Kolossos Rodou
2010–11   Lance Harris (2×) Ikaros Kallitheas
2011–12
Not Held
Not Held
2012–13   Brent Petway Rethymno
2013–14   Kenny Gabriel Rethymno
2014–15
Not Held
Not Held
2015–16
Not Held
Not Held
2016–17
Not Held
Not Held
2017–18   Stefan Moody Rethymno
2018–19   Octavius Ellis Promitheas

3 Point Shootout Contest winnersEdit

[3]

Season 3 Point Shootout Champion Team
1991–92   Ioannis Giannopoulos Pagrati
1992–93
Not Held
Not Held
1993–94   Dimitrios Podaras AEK Athens
1994–95   Travis Mays Panionios
1995–96   Fragiskos Alvertis Panathinaikos
1996–97   Fragiskos Alvertis (2×) Panathinaikos
1997–98   Fragiskos Alvertis (3×) Panathinaikos
1998–99   Andy Toolson Maroussi
1999–00   Nikos Chatzis AEK Athens
2000–01   Ioannis Kritikos Peristeri
2001–02   İbrahim Kutluay Panathinaikos
2002–03   Nikos Chatzis (2×) AEK Athens
2003–04   Angelos Koronios Panionios
2004–05   Dimitrios Tsarouchas Ilysiakos
2005–06   Fotios Vasilopoulos Panionios
2006–07   Sani Bečirovič Panathinaikos
2007–08   Makis Nikolaidis Egaleo
2008–09   Dimitrios Karadolamis AEL
2009–10   Drew Nicholas Panathinaikos
2010–11   Drew Nicholas (2×) Panathinaikos
2011–12
Not Held
Not Held
2012–13   Georgios Dedas PAOK
2013–14   Saša Vasiljević Nea Kifissia
2014–15
Not Held
Not Held
2015–16
Not Held
Not Held
2016–17
Not Held
Not Held
2017–18   Antonis Koniaris PAOK
2018–19   Phil Goss PAOK

Rising Stars versus All Time StarsEdit

The Rising Stars versus the All Time Stars, is the all star game that is played between players from the Greek basketball leagues that are ages 22 and under, and retired former professional Greek players. The first game was played on February 10, 2018. The game is played over the same all-star weekend as the regular Greek All Star Game, and is played at the same arena as well.

Rising Stars versus All Time Stars resultsEdit

Season
Date
Winners Losers Score Arena Location MVP
Team
2017–18
2–10–18
All Time Stars
Rising Stars
108–92
2018–19
2–9–19
Rising Stars
All Time Stars
120–115

HEBA Greek Youth All Star GameEdit

The HEBA Greek Hopes, or Youth All-Star Game of basketball, is the all star game that is played by players from the Greek basketball leagues that are ages 20 and under. The first Hopes game was played on March 29, 2003. The Youth All Star Game is played over the same all-star weekend as the regular Greek All Star Game, and is played at the same arena as well.

The game can be considered as analogous to the NBA's All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge. There are also the Greek Youth 3 Point Shootout Competition and the Greek Youth Slam Dunk Contest, for Greek players that are ages 20 and under.

Youth Under-20 All Star Game resultsEdit

[1]

Season
Date
Winners Losers Score Arena MVP
Team
2002–03
3–29–03
North
South
67–64
Kanithou
2003–04
3–27–04
North
South
87–70
Nea Ionia
2004–05
4–9–05
South
North
89–87
2005–06
2–25–06
South
North
80–79
2006–07
2–3–07
South
North
87–83
Lamia
2007–08
4–11–08
South
North
93–69
Amaliada
2008–09
3–14–09
North
South
65–53
2009–10
3–13–10
Under 20s
Under 22s
91–89
2010–11
3–13–11
Under 22s
Under 20s
69–68
Vassilakopoulos
2011–12
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2012–13
3–9–13
Under 21s
Under 18s
104–80
2013–14
3–8–14
Young Stars
Rising Stars
82–77
2014–15
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2015–16
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2016–17
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
2017–18
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held
Not Held

Youth Under-22 3 Point Shootout Contest winnersEdit

[4]

Season 3 Point Shootout Champion Team
2002–03   Panagiotis Katranas
2003–04   Sotirios Manolopoulos
2004–05   Panagiotis Katranas
2005–06   Dušan Šakota
2006–07   Fotios Vasilopoulos
2007–08   Vlado Janković
2008–09   Dimitrios Karadolamis
2009–10   Kostas Sloukas
2010–11   Kostas Sloukas
2011–12
Not Held
Not Held
2012–13   Fotios Zoumpos
2013–14   Panagiotis Zanidakis
Nea Kydonia
2014–15
Not Held
Not Held
2015–16
Not Held
Not Held
2016–17
Not Held
Not Held
2017–18   Antonis Koniaris
2018–19   Dimitris Flionis

Youth Under-22 Slam Dunk Contest winnersEdit

[5]

Season Slam Dunk Champion Team
2012–13   Vassilis Kavvadas
2013–14   Vassilis Charalampopoulos
2014–15
Not Held
Not Held
2015–16
Not Held
Not Held
2016–17
Not Held
Not Held
2017–18   Georgios Tsalmpouris
2018–19   Ioannis Agravanis

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